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One witness in Grace trial scores while another bombs out

LIBBY, Mont. - One vital prosecution witness at the W.R. Grace criminal trial ended his testimony to rave reviews and second critical witness stumbled badly Tuesday.

Judge Molloy blames everything wrong on the prosecution in the Grace criminal trial

Even court personnel and defense lawyers seemed a bit stunned Monday when Chief U.S District Judge Donald Molly ripped into government prosecutors blaming them for every problem but global warming.

Grace lawyers bring a stimulus package but find no snakeskin boots

Missoula, Mont., has more than its share of great eateries. The absolute best burger in the world comes off the tiny grill at the scruffy Missoula Club, or a breakfast of brains and eggs and other memorable fare at Oxford Saloon and Café. Show More Summary

First week of WR Grace criminal trial ends with sparks flying and more promised.

The first week of the nation's biggest environmental crime case is over. Jurors headed home to a well-deserved drink or a fistful of headache pills. Some lawyers flew back east while most are, and will be, cloistered way until Monday...Show More Summary

Appeals court overturns Judge's ruling barring witnesses-crime victims in WR Grace trial from watching

The 9th U.S. Court of Appeal has overturned Judge Donald Molloy's order keeping victims of asbestos exposure who will testify in the W.R. Grace criminal trial from observing the proceedings.

WR Grace succeeds in limiting what government's most knowledgeable witness can testify about.

It took just minutes for W.R. Grace's top lawyer to begin denouncing the scientific qualifications of the government's chief witness and the man who led the government's efforts to protect the people of Libby from the asbestos that poisoned their small Montana town.

Jury at Libby trial hears the first group of asbestos victims from Libby and defense lawyer objects to almost every question

If W.R. Grace lawyer Barbara Harding got a buck each time she leaped out of her chair to object to a question the prosecution had asked their witness, she probably would have made more today than the $40 each juror got paid to serve at the largest environmental crime trial in history.

Observers say Montana federal judge continues to issue orders stifling government's case aganst Grace

Judge's order stifles government's case in the trial of the poisoning of Libby, Montana. W.R. Grace gets yet another break from presiding judge.

Small town never forgets or forgives former mayor's crusade to protect food and farmers from toxic material.

If there were a poster child for the overused saying that "no good deeds go unpunished," it would be Patty Martin.

Bench watchers say Montana federal judge continues to issue orders that will stifle the government's case aganst W.R. Grace.

Judge's order stifles government's case in the trial of the poisoning of Libby, Montana. W.R. Grace gets yet another break from presiding judge.

Pet lovers cautioned to watch the toys they give their dogs and cats, especially if they're made in China

Pet lovers got a shock a couple of years ago when an investigation by Consumer Affairs discovered that many of the pet toys made in China contained toxic heavy metals or other dangerous substances.

A tiny victim of peanut-poisoning watches the sound and fury of Congress

child sickened with salmonella continued to eat contaminated crackers because the FDA never ordered a recall of all the products. Peanut butter, salmonella, FDA, congressional hearing

Man with chain saw in airport. Obama's honeymoon over. I love to travel.

Travelling to the other coast is always a broadening experience for me. Not only because of the abundance of food that somehow never makes it to the Northwest (think delicatessen) but because of the strangeness that seems to flourish on the side of the country where the sun rises first.

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